Ephesians 6:16

“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Aboue all, taking the shielde of Faith, wherewith yee shall bee able to quench all the fierie dartes of the wicked.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil {one.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

withal taking up the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil `one'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And most of all, using faith as a cover to keep off all the flaming arrows of the Evil One.
- Basic English Bible

besides all [these], having taken the shield of faith with which ye will be able to quench all the inflamed darts of the wicked one.
- Darby Bible

Above all, taking the shield of faith, with which ye will be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the wicked.
- Webster's Bible

And besides all these take the great shield of faith, on which you will be able to quench all the flaming darts of the Wicked one;
- Weymouth Bible

above all, taking up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one.
- World English Bible

In alle thingis take ye the scheld of feith, in which ye moun quenche alle the firy dartis of `the worste.
- Wycliffe Bible

above all, having taken up the shield of the faith, in which ye shall be able all the fiery darts of the evil one to quench,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 6:16


6:16 Above or over all - As a sort of universal covering to every other part of the armour itself, continually exercise a strong and lively faith. This you may use as a shield, which will quench all the fiery darts, the furious temptations, violent and sudden injections of the devil.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 6:16


Eph 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith. The Roman oblong shield, four and a half feet long, covered the whole body, and was a protection of itself. So faith, the faith that fully trusts in God and never doubts, is the best of all defenses. It will quench, stop, put out all the doubts, whisperings and evil suggestions of the wicked. Fiery darts. These were missiles hurled by the hand, and very dangerous unless stopped by the shield.

Discussion for Ephesians 6:16

  • Looking at this verse again, it is encouraging to think about the word extinguish, which means to really put out and render powerless in this sense. Keep in one's mind's eye a raging inferno that is suddenly put out. There may be quite a lot of smoke damage, and maybe some other damage too, but there is nothing to damage or harm the believer, if your trust is in God.

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